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Queen Ann Britannia tablespoon?

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waterfella1




Joined: 12 Sep 2009
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Posted: 04/04/2010 
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I recently purchased a Queen Ann rat tail silver tablespoon with partial marks. The date letter is clear for 1709/10 and the London town mark shows lion ehead erased. The makers mark as well as the Britannia marks are rubbed. The spoon was sold to me as a Britannia standard silver item. Is there any way I can tell if the silver is up to the Britannia standard? The spoon did not cost me too much more than a Geo. 1 or Geo.11 example. Thanks for your help.

Allen
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silvermakersmarks
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Posted: 05/04/2010 
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You don't need to do any testing as it was done in 1709/10. All English silver items produced between 1697 and 1720 were to Britannia standard.
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